This book has the makings of a classic tale! Look closely at the book jacket and you will see the very evil character called Wolff with the trigger of a revolver superimposed over his face.
Doesn't he look sinister? Believe me; he is!
The year is 1910. Fourteen year old Sig Anderson has had the unfortunate
fate of finding his beloved father dead. His father was hurrying from town to their isolated, primative cabin to return to Sig's stepmother, daughter and Sig when he took the ice covered lake route rather than the longer route around the shore. The ice gave way and he was plunged into the frigid artic water.
Although he was able to partially pull himself out of the hole he had fallen into, the frigid water temperature caused him to become immobile. He froze to death at the spot where he fell.
Wolff arrives the day after his father's death. He demands gold that he says Sig's father owes him. Sig is alone in the remote cabin with the corpse of his father. His mother and sister have taken the dogsled to town to seek help with the father's burial. When Sig tells Wolff he knows nothing about any gold, that is when Wolff's true evil nature is apparent.
Sig's father always said, "Even the dead tell stories." Sig is left to try to figure out what his father meant by that statement. He is also left with the revolver that his father gave him. Only one person will escape alive from the remote cabin.